This is the time of year, after the Christmas and New Year's breaks, that we gird up our loins, make all kinds of resolutions, face the facts of January with its bills and reality, and start on another year's journey.
For the first time in a more than a decade, all five of the visible planets will be making an appearance together.
A few years ago I volunteered as a guide at a prominent cultural history site in upstate New York. My assignment positioned me at 4 historically significant locations where I shared background information, historical facts and personal implications about each site with visitors from all over the world. I served at these sites for a year and a half and developed a great love, respect and reverence for these places and the events that transpired there.
The dreaded bank statement: were we overdrawn? How much did the bank charge us to cover the shortage? Or did we make it to the end of the month with a few dollars still residing in our account?
We love the fresh start, potential and possibilities that a new year brings. There is an impulse for change and embracing something new.
I was perusing through a blog the other day and came upon something interesting. This blogger was radically changing their family way of life because of all the bad things that had happened to them over the years.
Stuffed animal best friends certainly take a beating. They are taken everywhere -- soccer games in the rain, sleepovers at Grandma’s, neighborhood pancake breakfasts and every birthday party in the foreseeable future. Plastic toys also get chewed on, sucked on, rubbed in dirt and placed in other deliciously germy situations. Luckily, there are ways to clean those toys and get them looking as good as new (or at least as clean as new).
A lack of motivation is really difficult to overcome. Some days I just want to go back to bed and quit everything. But this is what I have found to help me get through those bleak and hopeless moments:
Our society doesn’t seem to celebrate aging. In fact, as actor Francis McDormand recently shared, society doesn’t want to grow up at all.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — If your teen spends most of his or her free time with friends, don’t fret: A new study reveals that a healthy social life contributes to overall physical and mental health in adolescence.
New year, new you? How about new year, better you? Here's how to achieve that.
It’s time for New Year’s resolutions — those promises we make to ourselves based on good intentions, often made after eating a few more Christmas cookies than we intended. The most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. For a lot of Americans, that's a great idea. But all too often, the problem isn't with our weight.
When life gets difficult, it may seem easier said than done to keep an attitude of gratitude. But when we try, things may just seem a bit brighter throughout all of the chaos.
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Right about now, there are parts of the nation and the world that are sick of winter snow and ready to move on to spring.
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There are a considerable amount of American believers who have doubted their faith during their lives.
To the girl without a Valentine, please remember these important things:
Seafood is one of my favorite dishes. I was born in San Diego, and I love all types of ocean fish and seafood. Shrimp is ...
We’ve all been there. We’ve just confided that our heart is broken. We’ve laid our souls out on the corner café table ...
Jeremy Jackson knows his way around a home design project.
Anyone planning on kidnapping author Ally Carter can bet she won't make it easy for him or her.
If you never want to feel hurt or heartbroken ever again, simply do these suggestions:
Business executives and stay-at-home parents alike -- we all hate Mondays. And we all experience a routine cycle of emotions after waking up on a Monday ...
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